Monday, October 16, 2017

Angels in the High Rise

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

Can you spot the angel in the high rise? 

"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it." Kevyn Aucoin

Sometimes I forget. And I take the daily life, the daily experience, for granted. I miss the miracle in the tree, the flower, the old building down on 5th Avenue, the high rise on 11th Avenue.

Gratefully, I usually return to sanity. I begin to bless everything around me. Nothing is left out. Nothing is less than miraculous.

From my own body to the squirrels and pigeons, from the river at the bottom of the park to the mansions up there, in the hills above the city. All of it. I bless the moment, the air, the cloud, the people on the streets. 

Today I choose gratitude. Ferocious gratitude. And the more ferocious I am about it, the more the Ordinary Miracle displays itself. 

I am blessed. I live in a blessed world.

No matter the appearances.

How about you?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Spirit in the Ordinary

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

Ordinary tree, ordinary miracle! 

"Spirituality is not a formula; it is not a test. It is a relationship. Spirituality is not about competency; it is about intimacy. Spirituality is not about perfection; it is about connection. The way of the spiritual life begins where we are now in the mess of our lives." Mike Yaconelli

The ordinary life is the life of the spirit. Seeking some grand and awesome Reality apart from daily living is futile.

Spirit lives where you are, right now, this moment, this place.

The ordinary life is the Miracle. Rejoice. Be glad in it!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sandy Patty - Love In Any Language

You Are Your Own Master!

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

Bloom where you are planted!

"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul." Swami Vivekananda

Thousands of would-be gurus out there, all wanting a piece of your action. They want your soul, your spirit, and, yes, your money! Pay heed.

No single person, agenda, platform, or religion holds absolute truth. 
Each offers a glimpse, and you can take or leave from each whatever it is that resonates with your heart, or that serves you in some way.

And you are free to discard the rest.

You and you alone are the Master of your own destiny. Let no one convince you otherwise.

May joy be your companion and love be your guide.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

You're Just One Word Away From Happiness!

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

Need a bit more color in your life?

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." Denis Waitley

The true secret to the joy filled life is gratitude. Not simply as a gesture, but as a lifestyle.

Each day, begin with Thank You even before you rise from your bed. Then, again before and after your morning rituals--coffee, breakfast, internet.

Remind yourself to be grateful for everything that you experience during the course of your day. It may not always be easy--life sometimes tosses us a sting--but it's always valuable.

Ultimately, the grateful approach to life will bring new vigor, energy, and abundance. 


Monday, October 2, 2017

Relax, Release, Recover! A Re-Connection Meditation

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

The Light has come!

If you have the time, the inclination, and the place,* join me in this life-changing meditation. Use it as often as you can. Record it if you choose. It won't take long.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lucifer--The Light Bearer: A Problem for Christianity (Revised and Revisited 2017)

Edited by Richard Kent Matthews (Coach | Author | Speaker) 2016. Original author unknown. Editor is not responsible for original content.
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Who, exactly is Lucifer? You'll be surprised. She's not who you might think...

The word "Lucifer" in Isaiah 14:12 presents a minor problem to mainstream Christianity. It becomes a much larger problem to Bible literalists, and becomes a huge obstacle for the claims of Mormonism. John J. Robinson in A Pilgrim's Path, pp. 47-48 explains: 

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Three M's of Spirit and How They Work

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

Who created all this?

I have found that sometimes, religion can be way too absolutist. It's one of the major reasons I'm not much involved in organized practices anymore. 

Don't get me wrong--I haven't slammed the door completely. I'm still a progressive New Thought minister, after all.

Still, there has to be a better way, a more gentle and compelling way to meet and relate to the cosmos and it's Creative Source.*

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Appreciating the Familiar, or, How I Came to Spot the Good Life Under the Table!

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

Gratitude brings a smile!

A grateful heart is a joyful heart!

You’ve heard it many times--from ministers, priests, rabbis, self-help and motivational speakers, books, tapes, CDs, DVDs. You need to develop an attitude of gratitude. It gets tiring sometimes. Quit telling me what to do. I am grown up now. You can stop with the finger shaking, the fire and brimstone, the threats, even the promises. I know an attitude of gratitude is probably a good thing. But you don’t need to keep guilting me about it. Enough already!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Discovering Your Alpha Point: The Law of Attraction in Action!

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker
Opportunity is everywhere, not just at the end of the Rainbow!

Are the gurus right? Can you simply 'Name it and claim it'? Let's see...

In 2016, the famous if not infamous little book called The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, celebrated it's 10th anniversary with, of course, a 10th anniversary special edition. It's mostly the same stuff as the 2006 edition but with a bit of updating and a new testimonial or two. This book follows on another one she compiled called How The Secret Changed My Life. Fun reads, all of them.